fbpx
News

Ethiopia’s coup: army chief, regional president and two senior gov’t officials killed

Ethiopian gov’t officials killed during Saturday’s coup attempt (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Ethiopian army chief, General Seara Mokennon, and Amhara regional president, Dr. Ambachew Mokennon, along with two other senior government officials, are confirmed dead as a result of injuries sustained during Saturday’s aborted coup, the state media confirmed.

The two other senior government officials are Azaze Wasaw, a regional minister and senior member of the ADP, and ex-military logistic head and former TPLF/EPRDF member, Major General. Gezae Abera.

It was early on reported that the army chief was wounded, however, the report could not be confirmed as internet was down in several areas including the capital, Addis Ababa, where shooting also occurred on Saturday.

The coup attempt, according to the office of the Prime Minister, took place in the regional state of Amhara, one of the nine federal regions of the Horn of Africa nation.

In a statement following the attack, the office of the premier said the coup contradicts the country’s constitution and tantamount to violations of the Ethiopia’s democratic values vowing to prosecute the culprits and bring them to justice.

Related posts

South Sudan Rebels Claim Upper Hand in a Week Long Fighting in Upper Nile

Nyamilepedia

IGAD mediation gives South Sudan parties 14 days ultimatum to sign peace

Editors

The SPLM-IO’s Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Amb. Reat Nhial Tuany strongly condemns ongoing violence between the SPLA-IO forces and the civil administration. 

Nyamilepedia

Tell us what you think

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: